Services for Individuals

Services for Individuals counseling services

If you want to improve the way you eat but aren’t sure how to work it into your busy lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place!

Not only am I a registered dietitian with specific expertise in prenatal and family nutrition, but I’ve been there too. I’ll help you develop and carry out a strategy to feed yourself and your family well without losing your sanity.

We’ll start with a 90 minute initial assessment to discuss your unique challenges and goals and add 45 minute follow-up appointments as needed. Contact me to get started.

Preconception through Postpartum Recovery

Pregnancy:

Get your pregnancy off to a healthy start! Pregnancy is a time when many women are inspired to introduce healthy changes into their lives for the sake of their growing families. Whether you are otherwise healthy and just want to make sure you are doing the best you can for your baby or are facing specific challenges, we’ll work together to find solutions that fit your needs.

If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, contact me about this package and we’ll work together to determine the number of follow-up consultations that will be right for you.

Preconception (couples counseling also available):

Did you know that nutrition affects your fertility and that certain elements of a healthy diet are critical to your baby’s health even before you find out that you are pregnant? With this service, we’ll work together to explore ways to improve your diet to optimize your chances of conceiving and give your future baby a healthy start.

Postpartum Recovery:

Growing, delivering and feeding a baby via your own body is no joke! I don’t believe in “snapping back” – you’ve got an altogether new life now and it’s okay to adjust accordingly! But I do want new mamas to feel confident that the foods and physical activity in their lives are working for them as they adjust to new motherhood. This is not counseling for weight loss, rather, my approach favors helping you nourish and feel your best in your new body.

Help Me Manage It All!

Whether or not you and your family are facing specific health challenges, more often than not it’s difficult just to get a healthy dinner on the table most nights of the week! We’ll discuss the challenges specific to your family and your schedule and develop a plan to restore your sanity when it comes to feeding yourself and your loved ones.

Infant and Toddler Feeding

Breastfeeding Dietary Challenges:

If you know or suspect that your baby is reacting to certain foods in your diet, we’ll work together to determine an eating plan that is best for your baby and works for your life.

Starting Solids:

Your baby needs to start solids eventually, but often it’s the parent who doesn’t know where to begin! If you want a little hand-holding from a credentialed professional, this is the package for you. I use a modern approach of offering modified versions of the same foods the parents are eating. We’ll discuss how to modify food, potential allergic reactions and whether purees, baby led weaning or a combination approach is right for you and your child.

 

Toddler Feeding:

Often, a child’s eating habits are related to the parent’s behavior. We’ll work together to prevent or improve your child’s picky eating. You’ll learn the research-backed strategies to implement in order to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits. Note that at this time, I do not work with children facing developmental delays or sensory issues, however I am happy to refer you to another qualified professional if we discover this to be the case.

 

Services for Individuals dkr book nowPlease note:

Payment is required at the time of service. I am currently unable to accept insurance, however, I will provide you with a document to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement and equip you with tools to streamline the process.

Services are offered in St. Louis, MO (University City) or virtually via FaceTime or Skype.

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